Sermon Bible Study Guides

in Acts

Acts 5:12–42 - 14th November, 2020

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Acts 5:12–42
  2. Who is mentioned?
  3. Where are they?
  4. What are they doing?
  5. Compare and contrast the different groups (apostles and religious leaders).

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. Why were the high-priest and Sadducees jealous of the apostles (v.17)? 
  2. What are "all the words of this Life" referring to (v.20)?
  3. How would you summarize Gamaliel's advice (v.35–39)? What does he conclude?
  4. Why do the apostles rejoice for being "counted worthy to suffer dishonor for the name [of Jesus]" (v. 41)?
  5. What does it mean that "the Christ is Jesus" (v. 42)?
  6. What sections do you see in this passage? How would you summarize the whole passage? 

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. What confidence does this passage give believers?
  2. What truth surprises you most from this passage? How should these truths change the way you live this week?
  3. What ways are you tempted to avoid being dishonored for following Christ?
  4. How can we rejoice when we suffer dishonor for Jesus' sake?
in Acts

Acts 3:1–26 - 10th October, 2020

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Acts 3:1–26
  2. What happened in the previous context?
  3. What ideas/words/themes are repeated?
  4. What locations are mentioned?
  5. Who is mentioned?
  6. What Old Testament passages are cited/alluded to?
  7. What miraculous event happened in vv. 1–11?
    1. How did this happen?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. Why does Peter give a speech in vv. 12–26?
  2. What are "times of refreshing" in v. 20?
  3. When is "the time for restoring all things" in v. 21?
  4. Why does Peter cite Old Testament prophets concerning Jesus Christ?
  5. How does Peter preach the gospel in vv. 12–26?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. How can we use miraculous moments to point to Christ and the gospel?
  2. How do you need to grow in sharing the gospel boldly?
  3. How is your life marked my daily repentance of sin? (see v. 19 and 26)

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